The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24241   Message #2389445
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Jul-08 - 06:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Dancing at Whitsun
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dancing at Whitsun
Google Book Search indicates that the lyrics to DANCING AT WHITSUN are given in The Oxford Book of English Traditional Verse by Frederick Woods, 1983.

Only "snippets" are viewable, but it's enough to see that (1) the author's name is Austin John Marshall (NOT John Austin..., as frequently listed in this thread), and (2) the song begins "It's fifty-one springtimes since she was a bride".